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I-LAND is a 2020 reality survival show created by Belift Lab, a joint venture between CJ ENM and Big Hit Entertainment.[1] It premiered on June 26, 2020 and broadcasted every Friday at 11 p.m. KST on Mnet.[2]

On the first episode, 7 people were "eliminated" and sent to "Ground". However, during the second episode, 4 more people were sent to "Ground" out of the 16, leaving 12 people in "I-LAND".

During the third episode, 6 people from the I-LAND team was sent to "Ground" while 6 of the people from "Ground" were sent to "I-LAND".

During the fourth episode, 4 people from I-LAND were sent to "Ground" while 4 from "Ground" were sent to "I-LAND".

The final 12 who were moving onto Part 2 was revealed during the seventh episode, with the first 6 being revealed during the sixth episode.

Cast

Storyteller

  • Namkoong Min

Producers

Directors

  • Pdogg
  • Son Sung-deuk
  • Wonderkid
  • DOOBU

Contestants

Name Hangul Part 1 Results Part 2 Results Final Ranks
Daniel 다니엘 2 8 Eliminated
Jake 제이크 8 7 3
K 케이 5 1 Eliminated
Sunoo 선우 1 3 7
Sunghoon 성훈 4 5 6
Heeseung 희승 3 4 5
EJ 변의주 Eliminated Eliminated N/A
Jungwon 정원 7 8 1
Geonu 건우 11 Eliminated N/A
Jay 제이 6 6 2
Kyungmin 경민 Eliminated Eliminated N/A
Hanbin 한빈 12 Eliminated N/A
Taeyong 태용 Eliminated Eliminated N/A
Nicholas 니콜라스 Eliminated Eliminated N/A
Jaebeom 재범 Eliminated Eliminated N/A
Jimin 지민 Eliminated Eliminated N/A
TA-KI 타키 10 Eliminated N/A
Sungchul 성철 Eliminated Eliminated N/A
NI-KI 니키 9 2 4
Youngbin 영빈 Eliminated Eliminated N/A
Seon 세온 Eliminated Eliminated N/A
Jaeho 재호 Eliminated Eliminated N/A
Yoonwon 윤원 Withdrew from the show Withdrew from the show N/A

Guests

Discography

Digital singles

Aftermath

  • ENHYPEN debuted on November 30, 2020 with the EP Border : Day One.
  • Belift Lab created 2 spin-offs of the show called, "Summer Training Camp" and "TMI Q&A", featuring all 22 contestants of I-Land. The first spin-off premiered on September 25, 2020 on Hybe Labels' YouTube channel, while the second was uploaded on the same channel on September 28, 2020.
  • On September 26, 2021, HYBE and CJ ENM announced the second season to premiere as I-LAND 2 and applications for the season were open immediately after the announcement. The second season is targeted at female trainees born in the 2000s and will form their first girl group. They will hold global auditions for the second season in South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan, and the United States from October 24 to November 21, 2021. The second season is expected to premiere in 2022 on Mnet.

Contestants' current condition

Other contestants

  • Following Hanbin's return to Belift Lab, he received solo promotions. In October 2020, he held an online fan meeting called "!00%". In December 2020, he opened his official Twitter account, and performed a pre-opening stage at Big Hit NYEL Concert with the song "I&Credible." On May 2, 2021, it was announced that Hanbin had left Belift Lab and signed an exclusive contract with Yuehua Entertainment.
  • K, EJ, Taki, and Nicholas joined HYBE Labels Japan and are set to debut in a Japan-based male group in 2021. Additional members will be chosen through global auditions. On May 31, 2021, it was announced that Kyungmin has left Hybe Labels Japan, due to differences in the direction of the debut project.
  • Some trainees opened social media accounts:
    • Choi Se-on opened a personal Instagram account.
    • Lee Geon-u opened a personal Twitter account.
    • Choi Jae-ho opened a personal Instagram account.
    • Jeong Jae-beom changed his legal and stage name to Jeong Echan, and opened an Instagram account. Currently, he is part of a music producing team called 'Youth'.
    • Kim Tae-yong opened a personal Instagram account.
    • Lee Young-bin opened a personal Instagram account.
  • Kim Yoon-won has returned to the K-pop dance crew Matchpoint Crew.
  • Lee Geonu and Chu Jimin (JM) signed with Bluedot Entertainment and debuted as members of the boy group JUST B on June 30, 2021.
  • After his departure from Hybe Labels Japan, Kyungmin opened a personal Instagram account.

Gallery

Posters

Teasers

References

Official links

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